National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is taking place November 5th-21st. Help us as we create awareness, education, and understanding surrounding issues of hunger, homelessness, food insecurity, and poverty as it affects those in our community and world. We will kick off Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week with a non-perishable food drive, beginning on Monday, November 5th.
Each year, one week before Thanksgiving, National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness co-sponsor National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. During this week, a number of schools, communities and cities take part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness. This event is nationally sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless and National Student Campaign Against Hunger & Homelessness.
November 5th to 21st
Non-Perishable Food Drive
Boxes will be placed at the MU info desk, Library, Dixon, Kerr, Main Squeeze, EBGBs, Cascadia
Market, and on-campus residence halls. All donations will go to Jackson Street Youth Shelter and Community Outreach.
Most needed items include: Canned vegetables/meats/fruits dry, cereals, granola bars, peanut butter, Pop Tarts, pancake mix, cooking oil, individual drinks, and jelly.
Monday November 12th
Service Project with Linn Benton Food Share
When: Monday, November 12th, 4:15-7:15pm
Where: Linn Benton Food Share/Benton Country Fair Grounds
Description: Volunteers will be working with Linn Benton Food Share to help repackage large food donations received in their Holiday Food Drive into smaller, family-sized portions for distribution. Transportation will be provided by the Center for Civic Engagement. Volunteers must meet in Snell 149 no later than 4:15 pm to check-in for this project. The service project will last from 5-7pm and volunteers will return to campus at approximately 7:15pm. Pre-registration required. Space limited to 20 participants, so register as soon as possible!
Tuesday November 13th, 7:30-8:30pm, MU 109B
TED Talk Hunger Discussion
In a world filled with food, why are people still suffering from starvation? Watch Josette Sheeran, head of the UN’s World Food Program, discuss global hunger & learn what’s going on in your own backyard.
Facilitated by Sociology Professor Mark Edwards. Refreshments will be provided!
Wednesday November 14th, 6-8pm, MU 109B
Faces of Homelessness Panel
Local individuals will share personal experiences of homelessness. This event serves to provide space for the personal narrative to dispel myths and stereotypes about people experiencing homelessness. Representatives from Community Outreach, Inc., Jackson Street Youth Shelter, and OSU's Human Services Resource Center will provide information about their work and the realities of local homelessness and food insecurity issues. Facilitated by Jim Gouveia from Counseling & Psychological Services. Canned food donations requested at the door; proceeds will go to Jackson Street Youth Shelter and Community Outreach. Refreshments will be provided.